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725 of 814 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good sound, disappointing performance., August 10, 2012
This review is from: MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones with Memory Wire (Black) (Electronics)
I really wish I could say I was happy with these, because really wanted to be. But I'm just not. After reading the reviews, and seeing the price, I thought these were the in-ears I had been searching for. But ultimately I've been disappointed.

I do agree that the sound is good (again, especially at this price) and the accessories are quality. Nice case, many choices of tips to fit your ear, etc. But the pros stop there for me.

The cord itself is wrapped in plastic, which makes it pretty stiff. Not a huge deal but it results in what I feel is a lot noise being transferred to the earbuds when you're moving. More than any other set of in-ears I've had. I was hoping to use these for both listening to music at my office, and also when running. After about an hour at the office the sound from my regular movements drove me nuts. I felt like I couldn't escape it.

My other complaint is the memory wires intended to hold the earphones in place. They do work... at first. When I go for a run I get them wrapped around my ear as tight as possible, and they're great for about the first half mile. Then they start to loosen. I tighten them up again, and the same thing happens. It's really annoying because the sound is great when these things stay in your ears, but I just can't get them to. And obviously once they're out of your ears the sound is sub-par. I've tried 3 different sets of the supplied buds and the same thing has happened each time.

I don't like to complain about a product just to complain. And these certainly do have some pros. But they weren't the answer for me.
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Initial post: Aug 13, 2012 10:31:06 AM PDT
AngryDuck says:
It sounds like you have a fit issue, you should contact MEElectronics for a solution

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2012 10:34:35 PM PDT
Dan Jast says:
I have to say I the reviewer isnt the only one with this issue. What i found is that once I begin to sweat during my run the hooks on the ear slowly pull the earbuds out of place making them sound miserable. I too have tried all the supplied ear pieces

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 2:56:58 PM PDT
you should try the comply memory foam tips, the t500 tips are the ones we that fit these, i find they hold in the ear better since its a "firmer" hold inside the ear versus the cord trying to hold them in. also i tend to wear them for 5-6 hours straight, definitely better comfort.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 10:58:43 AM PST
Thank you very much for this suggestion, Hugh. I happened to come across a display for Comply tips and ended up with the T200's ($15/3 pair) for sound isolation and better hold inside my ear. They take these earphones from being "okay" to being really great for the money. They stay in my ear MUCH better now when I run and the bass is noticeably stronger, which is a nice bonus.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 3:57:32 PM PST
Andy_U says:
Wow, thanks for great advise with T200, it really works!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 12:20:58 PM PST
Adam says:
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Posted on Jan 24, 2013 7:49:46 PM PST
This is what I do:

I notice the buds sound best when just a tiny bit of sound leaks out. So What I do if firmly press each ear bud in while tightly wrapping the pliable cord around my ear and pressing towards my midline for several minutes. Same for the other side. After a few minutes the buds sweat out a bit and then everything is golden for the next hour.

I know it's not perfect but compared to the time I spend fiddling with any other ear bud these IEMs are my personal fav.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2013 6:58:48 PM PDT
Mwani Ngemi says:
crbatt could you amend your review to include that information please?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2013 3:59:25 PM PDT
JayInTn says:
how do you know what size (s/m/l) to get?

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 7:38:29 PM PDT
BirdWatch says:
I have found the only answer for true, consistent fit, is having molds made of your ears and then matching those to a good quality headphone set. Sennhieser has a very good set up I have used for years. They are MY earbuds because they were molds made from MY ears. They do not fall out when I run or workout, ever. The sound quality is premium and they last for years. Expensive way to go? Yes, but well worth the $$$
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